Cameron Tharmaratnam is a South Asian-Irish actor and writer from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an acting graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. As a writer, he is currently working on the Amsterdam-based comedy series, Marvin? and his short film, French Picnic, was an official selection at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (2021) and the Athens International Film Festival (2021), among others. His debut play, The Worst Person I Know, is currently showing at The New York Theatre Festival, in which he is also performing. Recent acting credits include; A Walk is Not Just a Walk (The Lyric Theatre), Hope Street (BBC).
In a loose re-imagining of Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, two estranged, mixed-race, Northern Irish siblings struggle to come to terms with the possibility of the family apple orchard, their childhood home, being sold to an American apple cider-vinegar conglomerate. As the play unfolds; reality, memories and dreams meld into one and family bonds conflict with questions of personal, national and racial identity... all in a little boy’s treehouse.